Garden Tower volunteer

Volunteer Position:   Garden Tower Lead

Location:                   Carlington CHC (900 Merivale Road)
Team:                         Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days:                          Various
Time:                          Various
Commitment:            Ongoing
Volunteer will report to: Health Promoter

 

Goal of the program: To increase awareness of home gardening and food systems.

Description of Volunteer Role:

  • Provide ongoing maintenance of Garden Tower;
  • Maintaining Garden Tower inventory and ordering supplies;
  • Support other program volunteers to harvest garden tower plants;
  • Provide educational workshops to other Carlington CHC program participant on how to use a Garden Tower (planting, harvesting, maintaining);
  • Support donation of Garden Tower produce to programs, community, and food bank.

Qualifications:

  • Experience and interest in growing produce;
  • Awareness of issues related to low-income families; sensitive to multicultural issues;
  • Experience and interest in working with children and seniors;
  • Fluency in English required, other languages considered an asset;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.

 Updated November 2017